US 1956 50th Anniv. of Pure Food and Drugs Laws 3c. Scott. 1080


US 1956 50th Anniv. of Pure Food and Drugs Laws 3c. Scott. 1080


Series: 50th Anniv. of Pure Food and Drugs Laws

Stamp details: Harvey Washington Wiley and Microscope

Issued date: 27-06-1956 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1080
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1082
Michel (Germany): 702
Yvert et Tellier (France): 617

Dimensions (height x width):
40.5mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Dark blue green
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Famous People, Chemist

Total print: 112,932,200 (estimate)

Description:- Harvey Washington Wiley (1844) was an American chemist who fought for the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and subsequently worked at the Good Housekeeping Institute laboratories. He was the first commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration. In 1904 Wiley was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. In 1910 he was awarded the Elliott Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Washington_Wiley